The Country Cook: Easy Orange Rolls

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easy Orange Rolls

Hi friends! Holly here from Life in the Lofthouse! Today I'm bringing you one of my favorite recipes to make at Easter: Easy Orange Rolls! These Orange Rolls are seriously delectable. I don't know if it's the tender dough, or the delicious orange, sweet and buttery topping, these rolls are always a hit.
With the help of pre-made dough, these orange rolls are really a cinch to make. With my family, I usually have to double the recipe (which is also easy to do) because no one can ever eat just one. They're that good! :)
12 frozen Rhodes dinner rolls
1/3 cup melted butter
zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup sugar

1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons orange juice
2 Tablespoons milk

Place frozen rolls in a greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover with greased plastic wrap and let thaw according to package directions. (This usually takes 4 to 5 hours depending on the temperature in your kitchen. You can even thaw them in the refrigerator overnight!)
Preheat oven to 350° F. Pour melted butter evenly over the tops of thawed rolls. 
In a small bowl, mix together the orange zest and sugar. 
Pour sugar mixture evenly over the buttery tops of rolls
Bake, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before glazing. While rolls are baking, whisk together all the glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Pour glaze all over rolls. Serve warm!
Yields: 12 rolls


  1. Not sure...I think my other comment got deleted. Anywho.
    You got me at orange. And rolls. These look amazing and my mouth is watering as I type!!!

  2. These look so good, but I have a question. Is there no rise time between the thawing of the dough, applying the zest and butter, and going to the oven?

  3. Yes...the instructions said it usually takes 4-5 hours & it does. I use these rolls all the time & they're awesome! They're like cotton candy all soft and delicious when using them as dinner rolls.

  4. Thank you for answering! And yes Anonymous, the directions do say to allow them to thaw and rise for 4-5 hours. The instructions should also be on the back of the bag of dough too! Hope that helps! :)


This is a family website so all comments will be moderated before being published. Thank you!